Position Number: 38391

Job Description

The Counselor Education program is seeking an innovative and energetic scholar to join our Counselor Education program, a top 10-ranked program by U.S. News & World Report since 2007. Primary responsibilities for this faculty member include teaching a variety of graduate level counseling courses; pursuing a programmatic line of research and scholarship, including publications and external contract and grant funding to support program and research initiatives; supervising practicum and internship students; serving on doctoral dissertation committees; and participating in departmental and college committees. This is a 9-month, tenure-earning assistant professor or tenured associate professor faculty position with benefits, located on the Orlando campus.

The Counselor Education program offers master’s degree programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.); Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy (M.A.); and School Counseling (M.A., M.Ed.); an educational specialist degree in School Counseling (Ed.S.); certificate programs in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and Career Development; and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Education-Counselor Education and Supervision. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.); Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy (M.A.); School Counseling (M.A.); and Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.) programs are accredited by CACREP.

For additional Counselor Education Program information, visit the program website located at http://ccie.ucf.edu/counselored.

The College of Community Innovation and Education employs 210 full?time faculty members serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 35 academic disciplines.

Position Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education from an accredited institution at the time of employment.
  • A minimum of three years of full-time experience as a counselor educator in a specialization in one or more areas appropriate to the program degree offerings (i.e., Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy; and/or School Counseling).
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly productivity (i.e., publications, presentations, and/or grant funding).
  • Evidence of strong graduate level teaching.
  • Active participation in professional counseling organizations.
  • In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank.


  • An earned doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • Manuscripts published in national refereed counseling journals.
  • Experience working as a practicing professional counselor.
  • Demonstrated evidence of/potential for grant writing.
  • Evidence of leadership in professional counseling organizations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF‘s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. No paper applications will be considered. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references relevant to the position, and a copy of graduate transcripts. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of being hired.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at the time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to: Dr. M. Ann Shillingford-Butler, Search Committee Chair, Department of Counselor Education & School Psychology at Dr-S@ucf.edu or (407) 823-4753.